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Does anybody use an external battery for iPhone?

Do external batteries for iPhones work well? I have an iPhone 4S For example, is it true that I can charge up to 6 times my iphone with this product?
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Copy video files as is from iPhone 5 to Mac

Is there a simple way of copying video files (taken with the camera, so they are .mov) from iPhone 5 right to desktop using the USB cable? I thought of adding them to Goodreader, but Goodreader ...
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Removing all IPA files not in iTunes?

I currently have have 692 IPA files on my Windows 7 machine, but only 598 IPA files actually in my Applications section of iTunes I'm guessing this is a result of me pressing the wrong key when ...
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Opening a new iTunes window for my apps (Windows 7)

I've currently got around 700 apps installed on my desktop PC, and 500 installed on my iPad. I'm trying to remove all of the apps from my iTunes library that aren't on my PC, but it seems the only ...
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1answer
852 views

How to set caps lock to work like shift on OSX (work only when down)?

How do I set Caps Lock to behave like shift, working only when down, without memory?
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Cannot wake Mountain Lion from safe sleep

I have a late-2010 MacBook Air on which I am running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 with FileVault 2 enabled. When I try to wake it from safe sleep: the panel is backlit but nothing is displayed; the ...
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1answer
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Will erasing all data and settings affect my previous upgrade?

I’ve just erased all data and settings in my iPhone 3GS. I’ve upgraded to the latest iOS (6.0.1) before that. Will erasing all data and settings affect my previous upgrade?
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1answer
174 views

iWork Numbers increase column size for sum

If I have columns that sum at the bottom, how can I have the sum function automatically include a newly inserted row. a +---+ 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 4 | 1 | +---+ |=sum(a1:a4)| Then when ...
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2answers
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How to fix screwed font display in password entry dialog?

I don't have a single clue how my Mac OS comes to be like this.. Whenever I'm prompted to enter my password for admin rights to make changes to the system, my Mac OS seems to have a hard time ...
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I get an error message when I try to update any app

I have about 40 apps that need to be updated, mostly iOS but also some OS X. Some are free and some are ones I bought previously. I have only ever had one apple account and am still using it, but when ...
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“Always open with” option not saving after reboot

Setting a filetype to always open with a specific application works only until I restart my computer. Macbook Pro Retina under OSX version 10.7.5. Why?
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How to connect iOS 6 device to projector via VGA adapter?

After upgraded to iOS6, I cannot connect to my projector for presentation via VGA adapter, before it worked well. How do I make it work now?
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3answers
311 views

If mac has the built-in backup tool time machine, why we still need mac data recovery?

I dont know much about computer thing and just knew that mac has a built-in backup called time-machine? what is that? can it help us recover the lost data in my mac. and why people still need some ...
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2answers
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Download from iTunes to iPod without deleting songs already on iPod

How do I download songs to my iPod Shuffle without deleting the songs that are already on it? When I try to download songs, it gives me this message: Are you sure you want to remove existing ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I uninstall an iOS app completely?

I deleted and reinstalled a game on iOS. The app still knows my account name. According to another question there are no leftovers when an app is deleted. How it is possible that the app still knows ...
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2answers
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Bought a movie on Apple TV 2. Can't play on computer

My Apple TV 2 is configured to use my single iTunes account. When I use my Macbook Pro to login into that account in iTunes, I can't play a move I bought (and can play) on the Apple TV. I get this ...
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1answer
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There is an issue with the time in my macbook air

My laptop displays the time correctly in the menu bar, but when it records an activity, like the creation of a file, a sent message in iMessage, a reminder, it always shows the time as 7pm with ...
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1answer
15k views

How can I watch slowed down Youtube videos in iPad?

I found this tutorial here but I am unable to find such type of buttons in iPad. I am also unable to slow down videos in OS X. I am trying to watch this video here but it is too fast educational video....
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1answer
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How does iPhone manage duplicate photos?

I end up with quite a number of duplicate pictures on my iPhone because of Photostream. For example, I take a picture which is saved in the Camera Roll. It is then automatically uploaded to my ...
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4answers
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How do I find out what computers I have authorized?

I just authorized iTunes against a laptop and I was expecting it to be my third of five computers authorized on my iTunes account. But iTunes said it was the fourth. How do I find out what machines ...
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1answer
415 views

How do I verify the integrity of my OSX installation? (Files, versions, and preferences)

I want to verify the files, and configuration settings for my OSX installation against a known good reference "base". Assuming I have two identical Macs (hardware), with one being factory installed ...
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1answer
240 views

Productive use for old SO-DIMMs?

Being the local geek, friends and family turn to me for upgrading RAM in their computers. They provide the new sticks and I keep the old ones. As such, I have accumulated quite the collection of DDR3 ...
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1answer
2k views

Tracing the source of “There was a problem connecting to the server” alerts

After upgrading from MacOS 10.6 to 10.8, I keep getting alerts on my MBP saying "There was a problem connecting to the server xyz". The thing is, there is no longer a machine called "xyz" on my ...
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1answer
19k views

How to set Video Background in iMovie

How can I set a video background in iMovie? I have a video and the background is black. How can i change it to white in iMovie?
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1answer
67 views

Bug in 'file' command on 10.5.8? (Or am I doin' it wrong?)

On my OS X 10.5.8 system, the man page for 'file' says: -h, --no-dereference option causes symlinks not to be followed (on systems that support symbolic links). This is the default if ...
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where is Ruby looking for SSL_CERT_FILE?

I am trying to find out where Ruby expects to find its openssl CA list. My environment is: Mac OS 10.7.5 OpenSSL from homebrew Rbenv from homebrew Ruby 1.9.3, installed using rbenv and ...
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2answers
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How can I charge and output audio from iPhone 5 in a car?

I want to charge my iPhone 5 and listen to the music using AUX in my car. How can I do this using one cable? I have such a cable for my iPhone 4. Is there any good option for iPhone 5?
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1answer
446 views

Contacts sync via CardDav misses some

I recently set up a CardDav account on my iPhone 4S which is running iOS 6.01. It synced with my GMail account just fine, however, the Contacts app only shows those that are within the My Contacts ...
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1answer
138 views

Macbook Pro unresponsive while opening applications

I have had an 240gb Corsair SSD in my 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 Macbook Pro (OSX 10.6.8) for about 8 months. The computer has 8gb RAM. It has been great for most of that time, but in the last month or so,...
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3answers
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How can I keep my Mac awake AND locked?

I want to leave my Mac awake overnight so it syncs 4GB of data from Dropbox. I need to prevent the machine from going to sleep because that pauses the Dropbox sync I've been using Caffeine to keep ...
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1answer
653 views

Why are DNS server addresses lost after reboot?

I applied OpenDNS server addresses to Network Preference > Advanced > DNS. These were applied first under user account, then believing I needed to apply as Admin. Yet upon reboot they're replaced ...
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1answer
462 views

Change American keyboard icon in menu bar to black and white

How can I change the American keyboard icon my menu bar from a colored icon to black and white?
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2answers
5k views

Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
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1answer
199 views

Why is double time speed different on iPod vs iPhone?

I have a 6th gen iPod Nano (software version 1.2) and an iPhone 4S (iOS 6.0.1) . On the iPod, I have options to listen to podcasts at ½x, 1x, and 2x time. On the iPhone Podcasts app version 1.1.2 (209)...
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2answers
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How do I give a user sudo permissions?

On my computer I have two accounts: geoff and admin. I want to do gacutil.... Doing it in account geoff (where I need it to be done) I get the message: gac directories could not be created, possibly ...
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2answers
7k views

How can I set up my iphone to play sounds only when plugged in or an alarm is going off?

I just got an iPhone 5 with iOS 6 and am struggling with all the different sound/vibration settings. It seems like there are so many different ways to control this (up/down buttons on the left of the ...
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1answer
361 views

How do I create a read-only access for wiki server?

I would like to create a new user account for the wiki server but with read only access to the content. The admin guide says that it can be done but it doesn't say how! Do you happen to know?
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0answers
414 views

Postfix confusion: how does mail get sent on Mountain Lion server?

I inherited a Mountain Lion Server system that hosts a PHP web app. Among the things this app does is send email using the php mail() command, which executes the sendmail binary. In addition to ...
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2answers
2k views

How to find a backup of my iPhone contacts?

My phone accidentally was dropped in water. I tried to sync it on my Mac with iTunes to save my contacts. Next day I connected it to my Mac again and all the contacts were gone. I have tried ...
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3answers
855 views

How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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1answer
909 views

iOS 6 Auto Restart

Ok here it is, when I updated my 3GS to iOS 6 there are times that my iPhone is freezing (when I used the "Tap to Tweet" button) and my iPhone just auto restarting for a couple of seconds. Is this ...
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1answer
4k views

whoami is not who I am!

I login into my own computer as username geoff. When I open a terminal I have as prompt: Geoffs-MacBook-Air:~ org1$ The org1 is my work username! I have no login of that username for this computer ...
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1answer
2k views

Time machine error backup failed with error 11

I have a western digital 2TB hard disk (wd caviar green) connected through a unitek sata hdd docking station with my macbook air (10.8.2). When I try to backup with time machine, the backup fails ...
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1answer
732 views

can I point my Pictures folder to a folder in an external hard drive?

I would like to save some space on my laptop and to do so I was thinking of moving my Pictures folder on an external hard drive. As OSX doesn't want me to mess around with the main folders in my home, ...
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1answer
5k views

Why does Ctrl+Alt+Backspace work to log in to Windows on MacBook Pro?

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I have configured Windows to require a Ctrl+Alt+Del to log in. This is supposed to prevent malware from putting up a fake login screen....
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0answers
265 views

Protocol used by iPhone when connecting to a stereo via USB?

What is the protocol used by iPod/iPhone when connecting to a stereo via USB? Is it PTP or some other proprietary protocol?
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1answer
583 views

Trying to upgrade, OS X installer can't find hard drive

The hard drive in my mom's MacBook (2,1) was dying so I got her an Adata SSD and replaced the original hard drive with it. I booted it up with her original Mac OS 10.4 install CD and used disk utility ...
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2answers
225 views

How to edit html in dashcode via GUI

So I know how to create a webpage with dashcode (3.0.5). If I start a new project I can create a webpage/website by simply using the GUI, drag and drop items, resize WITHOUT coding. However, if I ...
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0answers
362 views

Cannot change startup disk

I have my OS X 10.8.2 system with bootcamp, with Windows 7 on the other partition. However, when I try to set the startup disk in System Preferences, I get the error The bless tool was unable to ...
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1answer
196 views

Browsing in Finder is extremely slow while fine in Terminal

I did Repair Disk Permissions, reindexing files for Spotlight, and remove cache folders but it's still broken. It takes 30 seconds to several minutes to files to show up in local, not remote, folders. ...

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